1.    06 Jul 2017 #1
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    Automatically shut down computer after backup completes

    Is there a way I can have Windows automatically shut down the computer when the backup finishes?
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  2.    06 Jul 2017 #2
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    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, to which backup method are you referring?

    File History
    System image creation
    Windows Backup and Restore

    Disk imaging by a 3rd party program

    File and folder backup by a 3rd party program

    Etc... Thanks.

    As a general example, you can write a script monitoring the existence of a process (e.g. a running backup program). When that stops running, the script can issue a command to shut down the PC.

    You can use a 3rd party program to shut down the PC at a specific time or after a certain time.
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  3.    06 Jul 2017 #3
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    I'm talking about the Windows Backup and Restore
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  4.    06 Jul 2017 #4
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by pablo239 View Post
    I'm talking about the Windows Backup and Restore
    There's no built in mechanism to shut down when complete, but there's an interesting use of Task Scheduler on SevenForums that should be applicable to 10 too.

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  5.    12 Jul 2017 #5
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    Also, WISE products has a free Wise Auto Shutdown with a rather small learning curve; once installed, you simply click its shortcut, set your shutdown goal (whether count up, count down, specified time, etc.) and click its start button.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 13 Jul 2017 at 09:39.
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